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Re: [Aladin] Question on Hipsgen-cat.jar

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  • From: Thomas Boch < >
  • To: Ken EBISAWA < >
  • Cc: , François-Xavier Pineau < >
  • Subject: Re: [Aladin] Question on Hipsgen-cat.jar
  • Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:10:06 +0100


I think we (CDS) will address this by 2 independent actions:

- update Aladin Lite to make it smarter when detecting position columns
- make Hipsgen-cat add the proper metadata (UCD, COOSYS, etc) to help HiPS clients find position columns and know how to interpret them


Le 19/12/2016 à 09:18, Ken EBISAWA a écrit :

This is Ken Ebisawa from JAXA/ISAS.

Thanks for your help at the ADASS in Trieste to display
HiPS catalog with aladin-lite.

You have given me the work-around to modify metadata.xml,
so that

<FIELD datatype="double" name="RA" />
<FIELD datatype="double" name="DEC" />

are replace by

<FIELD datatype="double" name="DEC" ucd="pos.eq.dec;meta.main" />
<FIELD datatype="double" name="RA" ucd="pos.eq.ra;meta.main” />

This actually works, but I assume aladin-lite will be modified so that
we do not have to modify metadata.xml. Is this right?



Oct 19, 2016 10:38

Sure, let's meet at the break.

Le 19 octobre 2016 15:33:51 UTC+02:00, Ken EBISAWA
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a écrit :

Hmm, this does not work…

I made tiest2.html for mine, mimicing your test1.html.
The catalog is on my local machine.

I will find you to ask questions.


Oct 19, 2016 12:06 PM、Ken EBISAWA
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Thanks, let me try first. If I had questions, I will find you to ask.
Oct 19, 2016 12:00 PM、Thomas Boch < > のメール:
Dear Ken,
regarding integration in Aladin Lite:
once the progressive ca
has been created and uploaded to a web server, visualizing it in Aladin Lite
is quite easy.

An example is shown on
Le 19/10/2016 à 11:41, Ken EBISAWA a écrit :
Thomas, Francois-xanvier and Pierre,
This is Ken Ebisawa from JAXA. I am at the ADASS now.
You might remember that, about a year ago, we had a problem to make a progressive catalog
and display it with Aladin-lite. I understand now the problems were solved.
If you have time, could you please let me remind how to make the progressive catalog
and display it in Aladin-lite (material is in the attachment of the mail)?
Then, when I go back
Japan, we can implement new progressive catalogs in JUDO2.

I will be at ADASS till the end, so I hope we can find time.
差出人: Ken EBISAWA

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件名: Question on Hipsgen-cat.jar
日付: December 9, 2015 at 9:56:32 AM GMT+1
宛先: Pierre Fernique

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Pierre and Thomas,
This is Ken Ebisawa at JAXA/ISAS.
It was nice to meet you at ADASS

As I have probably told you then, we are going to make
new HiPS catalogs to display in Aladin-lite and JUDO2.
However, we encountered some problems, so we would hope
you might help. Could you take a look at the attache file, case1.tar.gz?
We ran a simple script,, the command is,
java -jar Hipsgen-cat.jar -cat SWIFT-BAT -in bat.csv -ra RA -dec DEC -out ./SWIFT-BAT -t "0.0 +0.0" -score SNR > case1.log 2>&1
We wait for a while, but the job does not finish.
Also, the output, SWIFT-BAT does not look correct (Norder4 is missing, for
We are afraid we may not be using Hipsgen-cat.jar correctly, but we could not
find further information. We would appreciate any help!
Thank you very much in advance.


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Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Yoshinodai 3-1-1, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara,
Kanagawa, 252-5210, Japan

Thomas Boch
Software engineer
CDS/Observatoire Astronomique Phone : 33 (0)3 68 85 24 42
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